China science, technology news summary -- Nov. 17

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BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


More than 7,000 middle school teachers and students from 57 countries and regions are attending the "6th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop," which opened in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Tuesday.

Participants can share abundant learning resources and join exchange activities such as dialogues with scientists and scientific seminars -- both offline and online -- at the camp.


The Shenzhou-14 crew on board the orbiting Chinese Tiangong space station completed their third spacewalk at 4:50 p.m. (Beijing Time) on Thursday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

Chen Dong and Cai Xuzhe -- together with Liu Yang who worked inside the core module to support her crewmates -- collaborated to pull off all set tasks. Chen and Cai have since safely returned to the Wentian lab.


A Chinese group has identified a helpful gene from wild maize responsible for controlling the crop's protein content.

The findings, published on Thursday in the journal Nature, open new avenues for increasing seed protein content and quality for future plant breeding. Enditem

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